Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
hi i already go to doctor, but the doctor not sure if i have scabbies or not, but the symptoms are likely scabbies.long story short, i got benzyl benzoate for treatment but i get more red bump,rashes and itchy not going away after two days of using it. my question, is the lotion working and i got more symptom becouse it indicates that the lotion is working, or i need to go to see doctor again
Greetings. That is a very good question and highly appreciated.
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Scabies is a skin infestation caused by a mite known as the Sarcoptes scabiei . Untreated, these microscopic mites can live on your skin for months. They reproduce on the surface of your skin and then burrow into it and lay eggs. This causes an itchy, red rash to form on the skin.
Common sites for scabies in older children and adults include the:
After the initial exposure to scabies, it can take up to six weeks for symptoms to appear. The symptoms usually develop more quickly in people who’ve had scabies before.
The hallmark symptoms of scabies include a rash and intense itching that gets worse at night. Continuous scratching of the infected area can create sores that become infected. If this occurs, additional treatment with antibiotics for the skin infection may be recommended.
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